Eagles vs Minnesota: 10 Vikings to watch (other than Justin Jefferson)

Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings (Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
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As you’ve probably heard, the Vikings have some playmakers on offense.

The Vikings are loaded, and if we’re being honest, they may give the Green Bay Packers a run for their money in the race for the NFC North’s divisional crown. They present a huge test for the Eagles during Philly’s home opener, especially when the offense takes the field. Here are four guys whose names you’ll most certainly hear.

Kirk Cousins, quarterback

Say what you want about Kirk Cousins. Historically, he’s had the Eagles’ number. He’s 6-3 in nine career games versus Philadelphia, and he’s thrown 21 touchdowns versus only six interceptions.

Adam Thielen, wide receiver

Place Adam Thielen on most of the other NFL rosters, and he’s the top wide receiver on the depth chart. If the Philadelphia Eagles don’t dedicate some of their resources to limiting his production, this game can get out of hand in a hurry.

Dalvin Cook, running back

Dalvin Cook has dealt with injuries during his career, but his talent has never been questioned. He’s one of the best in the game at his position, and he’s earned a Pro Bowl nod at the end of each of the past three seasons.

Christian Darrisaw, left tackle

Christian Darrisaw was the 23rd-overall selection in 2021’s draft. He’s charged with protecting Kirk Cousins’ blindside.

K.J. Osborn, wide receiver

K.J. Osborn isn’t as talented as Jefferson or Thielen, but make no mistake about it. If the Eagles don’t know where he is at all times, he could help fuel an upset.